Dreams Of Old Virginia

Marshall "Butch" Armstrong It sounds like a book title, doesn’t it, "Dreams of old Virginia?" For all I know, it could be, but for the purposes of this article it has to do with the smoking of Virginia tobacco. I was browsing through the forums here at Pipes Magazine.com and found one titled, "The art […]

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Virginia Tobacco NOT from Virginia!?!?!

By Russ Ouellette Virginia or Brightleaf or Flue Cured … whatever you want to call it, it’s one of the most widely used strains of tobacco for pipe smokers. You’ll find it in Latakia blends, aromatics and even Virginia blends (who knew?). It’s a versatile leaf with characteristics that make it suitable for a wide […]

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Cornell & Diehl Manhattan Afternoon Tobacco Review

After a week straight of smoking Latakia blends, I was up for a nice sweet Virginia pipe tobacco. I also wanted to pop open a tin from my collection that I hadn’t tried before. It’s a cold rainy Saturday morning, the weekend before Christmas. It’s one of those lazy rainy days so I’ve queued up […]

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G.L. Pease Union Square Pipe Tobacco Review

I wasn’t planning on doing a review of Union Square, (since Bob did one already) but then I smoked it and was compelled to do so. I was actually traveling at the time and didn’t have a computer in front of me, so I took out a little piece of paper and wrote down: G.L. […]

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Pipe Tobacco – it’s not all the same

So you’ve been thinking of trying a pipe but you’re not sure of which tobacco to try? Perhaps it’s time to stop pondering which tobacco to use and just take the plunge and buy something that the tobacco store clerk recommends. You see the fact is that the type of tobacco that a pipe smoker […]

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